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Check out our past events from 2007 to 2013!

 

October:

Harvest Fest
Real Food BC information table

Why wait until April to have Earth Day? For the past few years EcoPledge, the Undergraduate Government of Boston College, SustainBC, Real Food BC, and other organizations have hosted a fall version of Earth Day to further raise awareness on campus of the importance of conservation.

At Harvest Fest, students participate in a variety of activities, including a recycling challenge, potting grass in recycled cereal containers, and contributing ideas for a "what it means to be green" banner. SustainBC provids tips about green living and avoiding everyday toxins, and sample food from the Real Food BC organic garden was displayed in addition to information about eating sustainably and locally. A variety of educational posters are presented, and representatives of Massachusetts Power Shift (MAPS) often come to encourage activism and promote a stable, just energy future.

Harvest Week 2013 

October 20th - BC2Boston Presents: Apple Picking at Honey Pot Hill Orchards

October 23rd - Harvest Fest 2013 in O'Neill Plaza

October 24th - EcoPledge and The Winston Center for Leadership & Ethics to host                                        Bill McKibben, co-founder of 350.org

For more information about Bill McKibben and his work, click here.

NOVEMBER:

Game Day Recycling Challenge 2013

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Saturday, November 2nd, 2013

Boston College Eagles vs. Virginia Tech Hokies

The Game Day Recycling Challenge is a collegiate recycling competition held at one or a series of football games. The Boston College Office of Sustainability hosted a "Green BC" tent with a recycling toss game, chances to win prizes, and information about sustainability and recycling efforts on campus.

January:

RecycleMania
Recycle Mania 2013

RecycleMania is a ten-week contest that challenges colleges and universities across America to promote waste reduction on their campuses.

Boston College has been involved with RecycleMaina since 2005. See the RecycleMania website for more competition information and results.

 

February:

NRG Games - Ever to Conserve
NRG Games logo

The campus-wide NRG Games, running throughout the month of February, encourage each hall to compete to conserve the most energy. Significant energy reductions have been witnessed during this time period, illustrating that students can do their part to help the environment simply by turning off some lights, taking a shorter shower, or lowering the heat.

For more energy-saving tips, including things you can do in your dorm, see the Conserving Energy page in our What You Can Do section.

Overall, Boston College residence halls has saved 44,139 killowatt hours of energy. This is the same as:

  • Saving 63,118 lbs of carbon dioxide from being released into our atmosphere
  • Taking 67 cars off of the road for one month
  • Planting 9 acres of forest, which absorbs carbon dioxide and releases oxygen
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RAs and RDs from the 2013 winning team of Stayer Hall and the Mods

 

April:

Earth Day
Earth Day shirts

Earth Day is an annual event held at Boston College to celebrate the national holiday and create awareness about environmental issues on campus. There are tables with information on pressing issues such as recycling, energy conservation, vegetarianism, pollution, and waste.

 

Sustainability Fairs
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  • April 11th  - Lower Campus Dining,       11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
  • April 18th - Newton Law School Lounge, 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
  • April 29th - Stokes Lawn, 11 AM  - 3 PM

 

 

 

The 2013 Sustainability Fairs gave Boston College students, faculty and staff an insight into what Boston College is doing to be green. Participating groups had displays highlighting their sustainable practices. Free water bottle and other items were given away.  Healthy and sustainable snack options were also provided.

 

BClean - 2013 May Move Out

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BClean was another great success this year.  We thank all the students, especially the Seniors and their families for their efforts and contributions. The team of Residential Life, Facility Services, BC Police, Parking & Transportation and our waste contractor, Waste Management planned and executed a successful sustainable event.  The two non-profit agencies who were on hand with their volunteers and trucks were Household Goods Recycling of Massachutsetts and St. Vincent de Paul.  More than Words,  also a non-profit, collected some 5000 books.

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Here are the results:

Household Goods Recycling of Massachusetts (HGRM) collected 2484 large items (appliances and furniture) and 3747 smaller and miscellaneous items. This netted a 49% increase over what was collected last year.

St. Vincent de Paul collected 10,950 lbs of clothing and 1760 lbs of food and 133 appliances (refrigerators and microwaves).